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El Oro Way Charter For Enriched Studies1
Posted March 05, 2015
- a parent
Really disappointing!! SAS program is not close to what it used to be: unmotivated teachers and the level is consistently lowered to meet slow students' needs. Also, the yard staff is rude and the environement is not comfortable and nurturing. Worst of all, the school is awful on the social level :(( So much teasing and cliques and most kids seem to come from harsh environments. I am pulling my son out next year for sure. El Oro Way: ZERO STARS!
The review below me says "A great community (PTA/tax bracket). Great students as a result. However it then goes on to say beware. ??? Well as a parent with a 4th grader and 1st grader, I can say with no doubt in my mind, El Oro Way is the place to be. Just a review further down says, there are always bad apples. However, as a whole, this school REALLY cares about the students. The PTA is run very well and unlike other schools, are very welcoming. The President this year is a guy (I know... Most are women). But he really seems to care about the children. The rest of the board are awesome. The teachers are great, despite the few bad apples, but even they are leaps and bounds better then other schools. You will not find a more caring school unless you want to pay through the nose for it.
A great community (PTA/tax bracket). Great students as a result. Disinterested leadership and a few bad apple teachers parading as exceptional. Peer deeper I would advise. Parents beware that is more your involvement than what the school itself can provide. You take it over the top and help each child excel. This is why El Oro Charter succeeds or not.
I am considering sending my child to El Oro Way. I would be interested in current feedback about the school. How are the teachers, the administrators, the culture of the school. Is there a positive feel? Do the kids seem happy? Would love to hear.
First I would like to say, that this school is without a doubt a GREAT school. The staff, administration, and teachers all REALLY care about your child's education. Yes there are always a couple of "JERKS" but for the most parts I couldn't be more pleased. Re: the Complaints. Rather than go into each complaint, the Key to This school and your child's education as with any school is being involved. This school thrives and loves parent involvement. As a parent you will never be denied access to information on how to better your child's education. No they are not going to let you sit in class with them, but you can do a number of things to aid in their education. My Daughter LOVES this school and her teachers. She was always SHY, but they made her feel confident. What more can you ask. Oh yeah, by the way, for those interested in SAS programs for advanced kids.. THIS IS THE SCHOOL......
El Oro Way is a great school. I have a daughter that goes there and I have had two other children graduate from there. They have an excellent staff that cares about each child's individual needs. I have had no complaints. Parents who use this site to talk bad about schools are making judgements based on there own individual experience. More than likely they did not get their way on something. I have known the staff for awhile now and they are great. Budget cuts and increased class sizes make all situations difficult.
A very tight-knit community school -- love it so far! Great staff with caring teachers and the interim principal (Mrs Kravits) is an excellent leader! Also, very helpful and courteous office staff --- impressive group! Go Eagles!
I have seen many changes at El Oro over the years. Some for the better and some that I wish wouldn't have happened. Unfortunately, most of these changes have been decided by the District and are totally out of the control of the school itself. This holds true for all LAUSD schools. Budget cuts, administration changes, libraries closing or hours drastically cut, music programs cut, etc. This is just life within LAUSD and not at El Oro only! Some schools are fortunate to have funding from other outside sources (businesses, trusts, or request from parents for $500+ per student as a direct donation), and use these sources to fund programs that have been cut. El Oro has the library, computer lab, music, PE teacher, and teachers, administration, and parents that DO CARE! Test scores are crammed down the throat of schools across the U.S. Read the paper about teachers in other states changing test scores to make their school look better? Life nor schools are perfect. El Oro Way is a WONDERFUL school that has much to offer a child and involved parents. Beckford (principal came from El Oro) and Van Gogh have much to offer too. Parents should choose the school they feel is best.
I can no longer recommend El Oro Way School to parents of young children as I had been able to do years ago. In my opinion, the combination of poor leadership in the form of an inexperienced principal, teachers, who appear more concerned about test scores than the individual student(s), and the ever increasing budget cuts, which have nearly devastated the once enviable computer lab, and have slashed the time students receive library, music, and art instruction, has resulted in a far less than stellar school experience. If you have a young one - look at Beckford or Van Gogh. From all accounts, these are schools with administrations and faculties, which work together in a proactive way for the good of the school and its students - something, in my opinion, El Oro Way's administrators and faculty have not done for years.